Lower Mississippi River vessel traffic system returns to normal following Hurricane Isaac

Lower Mississippi River vessel traffic system returns to normal following Hurricane Isaac
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans lifted all restrictions to vessel traffic on the Lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico Friday at 10 p.m., after assessments and transits by smaller ships indicated that the channel is safe for all types of vessels. Tows are permitted to transit the Lower Mississippi without restriction, and the Intracoastal...

Coast Guard reopens Lower Mississippi River to limited vessel traffic after Hurricane Isaac

Coast Guard reopens Lower Mississippi River to limited vessel traffic after Hurricane Isaac
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans reopened the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the river to limited vessel traffic Thursday at 10 p.m. The following vessels may transit the lower Mississippi River: Vessels 250 feet in length or less Vessels with a draft of 30 feet or less Tows are permitted to transit down bound from any point above the Hale Boggs...

Coast Guard opens portion of Missouri River

ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the states of Missouri and Kansas, reopened a portion of the lower Missouri River to all vessel traffic, Thursday. The opened portion of the river, from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 380.0, encompasses the area from St. Louis to approximately 10 miles upriver from Kansas City, Mo. Although...

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River

TRANSYLVANIA, La. – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Lower Mississippi River, Thursday, following the sinking of one barge from an uninspected towing vessel. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately 1:30 a.m., that the UTV Sally Bromfield, while pushing 35 barges, had a breakaway near Transylvania that resulted in one coal barge sinking...

Oil Tanker Eagle Tucson Runs Aground at Mouth of Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS — A grounded tank vessel is currently blocking deep-draft shipping traffic near the mouth of the Lower Mississippi River. The Coast Guard is responding and monitoring efforts to free the vessel from ground. At this time, 35-foot draft or less vessels are allowed to transit past the grounded vessel one at a time.